|1.||[ noun ] (business) a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services|
"he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
|Related terms:||mercantile_establishment drugstore boutique stall hardware_store commissary chain_store building_supply_store florist confectionery bazaar clothing_store shoeshop pet_shop convenience_store butcher_shop canteen delicatessen bookshop barbershop thriftshop toyshop betting_shop gift_shop bodega booth bakery junk_shop head_shop package_store millinery pizzeria repair_shop salon perfumery creamery specialty_store pawnbroker's_shop computer_store tobacco_shop cleaners outfitter shopfront patronize|
|2.||[ verb ] keep or lay aside for future use|
|Synonyms:||put_in salt_away lay_in stack_away stash_away hive_away|
"store grain for the winter" "The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat"
|Related terms:||keep collect victual computerize hive bin|
|3.||[ verb ] find a place for and put away for storage|
"where should we stow the vegetables?" "I couldn't store all the books in the attic so I sold some"
|Related terms:||keep garage stow bottle loft tank warehouse ensile keep reposit mothball wharf storehouse|
|4.||[ noun ] (finance,business) a supply of something available for future use|
"he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
|Related terms:||accumulation stores issue infrastructure seed_stock provision hoard stock stock|
|5.||[ noun ] (computer science) an electronic memory device|
|Synonyms:||memory computer_memory memory_board computer_storage storage|
"a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"
|Related terms:||memory_device hardware random-access_memory scratchpad virtual_memory volatile_storage real_storage non-volatile_storage read-only_memory computer digital_computer register|
|6.||[ verb ] store grain|
|Related terms:||put bin granary|
|7.||[ adjective ] purchased; not homemade|
"my boughten clothes" "store teeth" "store bread" "a store-bought dress"
|8.||[ noun ] a depository for goods|
|Synonyms:||storehouse storage entrepot depot|
"storehouses were built close to the docks"
|Related terms:||depository warehouse railhead granary treasure_house magazine|
|9.||[ noun ] depositing in a warehouse|
|Synonyms:||warehousing reposition storing storage repositing|
|Related terms:||deposit stockpiling warehouse|